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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Towel Ministry Brightens Saluda Homes

Six homes near Transfiguration, Saluda, got much-needed updates recently with help from 17 youth campers and about 20 volunteers for the parish's fourth year of Towel Ministry.

Teams of campers pitch in on multiple home repair projects in the morning and come together in the afternoon for recreational activities, all while building relationships with one another and bridging generational divides.


Service Camp Seeks Youth Volunteers

Service camp is an opportunity for campers and staff to give back to the camp community by working on larger scale projects while also enjoying the best aspects of camp in a smaller group. This session fosters a strong sense of community, belonging, and excitement by offering opportunities to experience camp in a new and fulfilling way.

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ECW Taskforce Seeks Input

How can the women of the Episcopal Church better serve in our modern world? The new Leadership Task Force for the Episcopal Church Women of WNC needs input to help in examining the group's vision of today and re-visioning the future. A short survey is available to collect feedback from around the diocese.

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Six Grants Awarded for Children and Youth Programs

New this year, the Patricia Minkler Howell Children's Outreach Grant supports the development of outreach programs for and with children in need. From camp scholarships to mobile meals to artsy faith formation and more, this year's recipients are enhancing communities through opportunities for children and youth.

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View the weekly checklist of important upcoming dates and deadlines for clergy, wardens, and staff.

Leadership Checklist

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

Friends of Music Concert

Alicia Chapman, oboe

Sunday, July 2 |

3 p.m. |

St. Mary of the Hills, Blowing Rock

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Pray Like It's 1776


attire welcome

Sunday, July 2 |

5 p.m. |

St. James, Hendersonville

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Family Day

Activities for youth, children, and families

Saturday, July 8 |

4 p.m. |

Lake Logan

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Being Present: Websites and the Episcopal Asset Map

Diocesan workshop

Thursday, July 13 |

7 p.m. | Zoom



Family Night

Horse show and activities with meal included

Saturday, July 15 |

6–10 p.m. | Tryon Equestrian Center

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Holy Hikes of

WNC Retreat

With Patrick Dean

October 22–25 |

Valle Crucis Conference Center

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Job Openings



Good Shepherd, Cashiers



Christ Church, Sparta



Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave

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Weekly Spotlight

Get Ready for the Cold Mountain Music Festival

The Cold Mountain Music Festival is coming to Lake Logan on August 12. This is the premier fundraising event for Lake Logan, and this year includes an eclectic range of live music, fun vendors, plenty of family friendly activities, and vibrant mountain views.

Sponsorship, vendor, and volunteer opportunities are available. Learn more and get tickets today at

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the planning team at [email protected].

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Around the Episcopal Church

Episcopal Migration Ministries Helps LGTBQ+ with New Initiative

The Rainbow Initiative was created in response to a Churchwide intention to focus attention on people who have been displaced from their countries because of discrimination around sexual orientation and gender identity.

NYC Preaching Conference Welcomes All

Join the Living Church in the heart of New York City November 16–18 for an inspiring and encouraging conference on the art and craft of preaching in the 21st century. Topics include apostolic preaching, preaching that builds community, building a sermon series, preaching as devotion for mission, and more.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

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